Definitions For Counterbalance


  • A weight that balances another weight
  • A compensating equivalent
  • Equality of distribution
  • To have an effect that is opposite but equal to (something) : to balance (something) by being opposite


  • Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
  • Contrast with equal weight or force
  • Adjust for

Is Counterbalance a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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The word Counterbalance is worth 20 points in Scrabble and 27 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Counterbalance in a Sentence

  • Charitable giving is usually a good counterbalance to the self-indulgent commercialism of the Christmas season
  • The author's wry humor counterbalances the book's serious subject matter.
  • A hearty dinner might counterbalance missing lunch

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